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Really quick PI math check

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#1 - 2017-05-16 19:50:08 UTC  |  Edited by: James Zealot
I always feel like I'm wrong, but to go from raw resource to a P4, not in all cases, I know that some P4 require 40 units of a P1 along with the rest sometimes, but anyways, it's 48K units of raw materials correct? That's going from R0 to P4. So 48K would make the required 80 P1 units, into 20 P2 units, to the 6 P3 units normally required for the single P4 correct?

Edit: Wait, is it 24K not 48K?
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#2 - 2017-05-16 21:55:57 UTC
1-3-5-20-3000 for P4 to P0 reduction chain.

This is what it would take for a single P4 factory (organic mortar applicators as an example) if you produced from P0 to P4 yourself.

Item Hourly
Microorganisms 6,000
Ionic Solutions 24,000
Aqueous Liquids 24,000
Reactive Gas 24,000
Noble Gas 24,000
Base Metals 24,000
Noble Metals 24,000
Heavy Metals 24,000
Non-CS Crystals 24,000
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#3 - 2017-05-16 23:38:12 UTC
Okay awesome, I think I only doubled it because one of the items I was looking at making required 2 of a couple of P4s, so that would put me at 48K total. Thank you for the reply!
#4 - 2017-05-17 07:44:59 UTC
Another way to look at it:

It takes 6000 units of P0 per hour to feed each basic processor (30 minute cycle)

2 basic processors making P1 feed 1 advanced processor making P2. 4 to 6 advanced processors making P2 are required to feed 1 advanced processor making P3. 4 to 6 advanced processors making P3 are required to keep a high-tech processor making P4 busy.

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